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31 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time staying at Smugglers Cove, and really enjoyed the stay. The room was very clean and comfortable. The location is perfect, walk out the front and your going to the white sanding beach to the ocean, walk out the back and you going to the Bay. The property is well kept and the backyard Garden area is beautiful. The... More 

Thank DA R
Porter County IN
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45 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Smugglers Cove is in a great location. The rooms were very clean and had all of the things we needed for the week. We had a room facing the bay and the gardens with a balcony, great for a glass of wine in the evening. Very friendly, helpful employees. Great relaxing vacation!!!!!

Thank Indtraveler44
Groveland, Florida
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224 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We exchanged for a 2BR unit at this resort. The check-in and check-out process was a breeze, and we were greeted by very NICE people. We really appreciate that this resort respects your privacy and don't bother you with high-pressure sales tactics. The unit had everything needed for our stay and was well-stocked with all the amenities and necessities you... More 

Thank garyd01
Bryant, Alabama, United States
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Love this place. Bay on one side and beach right across the street. Nice pool. Grills with picnic tables on bay. Rooms are nice and clean. I liked my visit so well I purchased a time share. A week every summer now. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Cheryl G
Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

First of all, we left Anna Maria Island Inn to stay here instead. The difference was NIGHT AND DAY. We found the rooms bright and spacious with a fully equipped kitchen- a quick walk to the pool area and to the beach where chairs and umbrellas are available at no additional cost. The staff was extremely friendly and we always... More 

2 Thank aroundtown29
Detroit, Michigan
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44 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We love staying there. It is a timeshare resort and you are renting someone who owns that week, but if your interested they have them for sale. Daily activities, meet and greets, B-B Q's out back on the bay, ice cream floats by the pool, shell searching and craft making. Something for everyone! Up to you if you want to... More 

Thank kimbo410
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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

My family and I were looking forward for the 4th of July weekend since I had made reservations for this hotel over 2 months ago. When I made the reservation I had asked if we could bring our kayaks 2 of them , they told yes that this was very common on their resort, people brought kayaks all the time.... More 

Thank Sonia V
Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We all loved our condo. It was conveniently located across the street from the beach, right by the pool. There was also a restaurant and bar right down the beach on the beach. They have chairs you can use and umbrellas you can use!

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1 Thank W S
Wuppertal, Germany
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39 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

The resort has 2 bed room units which are equipped with everything what you expect from a time share apartment. The location is okay and you just need to cross the street to get to the beach. The only downside is that the balconies are very small and the view from the apartment is to the next building and to... More 

2 Thank Robert M
Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2015

We have had a lovely stay in mid-December, enjoying unusually warm weather in the 80s. At this time of year, low season, it is festive, pleasant, and not at all crowded. The Smugglers Cove is very well maintained, simple, clean and located just across the street from beach access on the gulf side. The best views are from the garden... More 

2 Thank Kathy F

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  • Pool
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  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Smugglers Cove by EVRentals

Address: 1501 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2324
Region: United States > Florida > Anna Maria Island > Bradenton Beach
Number of rooms: 279
Also Known As:
Smugglers Cove By Evrentals Hotel Bradenton Beach
Smugglers Cove By EVRentals Anna Maria Island/Bradenton Beach, FL
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“Bay side if possible when choosing a room. Great sunrise in the morning.”
  • Sunrise on Bayside
 of 5 bubbles 527cherylg, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for bayside rooms if you only need studio or one-bedroom.”
 of 5 bubbles also-ran, 17 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Stay upstairs if possible.”
 of 5 bubbles Lkwylie, 14 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Ask for bayside units.”
 of 5 bubbles julia_harvey2, 4 Oct 2015 | Read review
“We had a private balcony that looked onto the building next door with a rusty vent, and below us was a big blue awning...so be sure to ask what your view from your room is when booking...we still had a pleasant enough stay.”
 of 5 bubbles Cricket_I_am, 11 May 2015 | Read review
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